1. Globally, the total number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 84.53 million on Saturday, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.83 million, as per Johns Hopkins University.
2. Brazil has registered 314 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 195,725, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday. The ministry also said that 15,827 new cases had been reported, bringing the number of accumulated cases to 7,716,405.
3. US Reported 277,000 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is a new record.
4. Meanwhile, US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said that the United States will not follow the UK’s decision to delay the second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
5. Queensland confirmed one new case but didn’t change any of its border restrictions.
6. Tasmania closed its borders to people who had visited a list of nine hotspots in Victoria.
7. In India, a government-appointed panel of experts has recommended granting permission for restricted emergency use authorisation for Bharat Biotech’s indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine — Covaxin — government sources have told news agency ANI on Saturday.
8. Chile reported 3,338 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing total infections to 615,902, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
9. The United Kingdom registered another record increase in COVID-19 cases with 57,725 new infections in the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of registered cases in the country to just under 2.6 million, according to government figures. At the same time, an additional 445 fatalities put the overall death toll at 74,570.
10. Only 1 per cent of Argentinian citizens, who received the Russia-developed Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, has shown a mild adverse reaction to the shot, the TN broadcaster reported on Saturday, citing the country’s Health Ministry.